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Associated Press, Published August 02 2013

Augustus scores 18, Lynx cruise past Silver Stars

MINNEAPOLIS – Seimo-ne Augustus scored 18 points and Maya Moore added 16 as the Minnesota Lynx beat the San Antonio Silver Stars 85-63 on Friday night for their eighth straight win.

Monica Wright finished with 14 points for the Lynx (15-3) and Lindsay Whalen scored 12. Janel McCarville grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds.

The Lynx were sluggish from the floor early but still managed to extend their franchise-record home winning streak to 17 games, the fourth-longest in WNBA history. Minne-sota is 9-0 at home this season.

San Antonio 20 13 9 21 – 63

Minnesota 25 14 17 29 – 85

SAN ANTONIO (63): Johnson 3-10 0-0 7, Adams 3-10 2-4 9, Appel 2-5 2-2 6, Perkins 3-13 0-0 7, Robinson 6-12 0-0 12, Christon 5-12 0-0 15, Kraayeveld 0-2 0-0 0, Whyte 3-8 0-0 7, Alexander 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 25-73 4-6 63.

MINNESOTA (85): M.Moore 7-11 1-2 16, Brunson 3-7 1-2 7, McCarville 2-9 2-2 6, Augustus 9-14 0-0 18, Whalen 5-13 2-2 12, Wright 6-8 2-2 14, Peters 4-6 0-0 8, Harris 0-0 0-0 0, Rodgers 1-2 0-0 2, L.Moore 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 38-71 8-10 85.

3-Point Goals: San Antonio 9-26 (Christon 5-7, Perkins 1-4, Adams 1-4, Whyte 1-4, Johnson 1-5, Kraayeveld 0-2), Minnesota 1-5 (M.Moore 1-3, Augustus 0-1, McCarville 0-1). Fouled Out: None. Rebounds: San Antonio 39 (Appel 9), Minnesota 46 (Brunson 12). Assists: San Antonio 17 (Robinson 7), Minnesota 22 (Whalen 8). Total Fouls: San Antonio 9, Minnesota 11. A: 8,733 (9,181).